Or at the very least, whip him into shape with some of these latest new goodies from the men’s aisles.
Consonant Organic Lip Therapy
Almond oil is the key ingredient behind Consonant’s new organic lip balm, along with organic jojoba, peppermint, tea tree and patchouli oils. The small miracle is that it goes on fast and slick, but then you can’t feel it – it seems to disappear. Conditioning fatty acids and vitamins A and E help protect lips against wear and tear (!) and a little goes a long way. Smells good, too.
Available at select independent retailers, including Beauty Mark in Vancouver, and Delineation and Pistachio in Toronto, and online at consonantbody.com, $12 (4.44 ml)
Schick Hydro 3 and 5 Razors & Schick Hydro Sensitive and Moisturizing Gels
You be the judge! The clever people at Schick have actually polled Canadian women for a study that links shaving with romantic pursuits. “The more frequently a man shaves his face, the more likely he is to get the girl,” the results claim. Fact or fad? Whichever, the new Hydro razor has skin guards that smooth out the skin between blade tips to reduce irritation and a Hydrating Gel Reservoir (with aloe and vitamin E) that purports to last longer than most lubricating strips. A flip-top trimmer actually uses all of the blades to get at all the little nooks and crannies and not just one. Accompanying shave gels include a gentle, hypo-allergenic Sensitive version and a vitamin E-injected slicked up Moisturizing formula, both $4.
Available in three – and five-blade versions, the Schick Hydro makes for smooth work of a tiring morning ritual – so your man can get the girl every day! At mass retailers, $8.50 and $10.
To think they started out making cutlery more than 100 years ago! From there, Victorinox Swiss Army branched into pocket knives, watches, travel accoutrements and clothing, and now it’s first fragrance. And in keeping with the company’s roots, Unlimited is a marriage of Alpine plant ingredients from the Swiss mountainside, noteably genepi, absinthe and silver fir—all fresh and woody. Comes with a practical refillable mini-bottle for travelling.
The line includes a shower gel and deodorant, all coming soon to select The Bay stores, from $23. Eau de Toilette, $90 (75 ml). Visit swissarmy.com.